For those unfamiliar, Origins Farm is a small, family-run farm in Hanover, Virginia — owned and operated by husband and wife Alistar Harris & Rebecca Ponder. How cute and fun are these two?
Image from Origin's Farm
Just one of the many reasons we're so excited about Origin's Farm is how they grow in a self-described artisanal method and hand-harvest their 6 acres of farm land daily with a small team. They grow more than 50 varieties of vegetables and are committed to keeping things natural by working with Certified Naturally Grown, a farmer-run program, never using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Who does not love that!
Everything that arrives at the market has been hand-harvested and always looks so fresh and bountiful.
Unfortunately, the 2013 season CSA shares have all been sold out but you can learn more about their popular program here and email the farm to be added to their waiting list if it's something that interests you!
This past weekend we left the market with a tote-bag full of squashes, beets, fresh greens and kohlrabi:
First up, look out for the stuffed pattypan squash recipe we made with the Origins Farm fresh squash we picked up with other produce at the Farmer's market in our next post.
Learn more about the daily happenings and what's growing on the farm by keeping up with the Origin's Farm blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts (their Instagram is killer). You can also sign up for the newsletter to stay on top of what to look forward to at each week's markets.
As Origins Farm says it best — Grow Different